Rocket Lab is a vertically integrated provider of small launch services, satellites, and spacecraft components. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Our team is over 1,300 people strong and we’re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core – every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented.
Neutron is a medium lift launch vehicle capable of delivering the mega constellations of tomorrow, high assurance payloads, and human spaceflight. As a highly reusable launch platform, Neutron will deliver a highly cost-effective and reliable launch solution leveraging Rocket Lab’s proven execution history with the Electron program. If you’re interested in joining a high performing team, pushing the boundaries with a clean sheet development of re-usable liquid launch vehicle, this is your opportunity!
Director of Propulsion
As the Director of Neutron Propulsion, you are responsible for developing a liquid rocket engine (LOx /LNG) from a clean sheet. This is a key role in supporting the development of the Neutron launch vehicle where you will build a high performing team under your direction.
In addition to your building a team in-house you will be required to manage external resources, suppliers, equipment and infrastructure teams that need to be established and maintained to successfully accomplish program objectives. Every day will be different, and you need to be capable of addressing direction to the program as required across the vast challenges that arise.
Not often do we open a leadership role as exciting as this one and we’re looking for the best to join the team!
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
- Background in aerospace development projects (10+ years)
- Proven capability with building and running high performing teams
- Clear decision making under pressure
- Proven communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships
- A high work ethic working leveraging Rocket Lab’s global team and facilities
- Extensive liquid rocket engine development experience
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